For years, airline crews have been reporting ‘fume events’ on board aircraft. Some have linked the presence of toxic substances in cabin air to ill-health, even deaths.
Now, a UK trade union is actively seeking evidence to take airlines to court over the issue.
The UNITE union represents around 20,000 cabin crew in the UK airline industry and is “now in the early stages of pulling together relevant evidence,” said spokesman Alex Flynn. When, or if, sufficient is gathered, personal damages cases will be lodged in county courts, seeking damages for alleged damage to the health of the cabin crew involved
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